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$1,000,000A new home for a Montérégie resident turned millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

$1,000,000A new home for a Montérégie resident turned millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

Montréal, October 7, 2020 — Montérégie resident David Young took home the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize in the September 19 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: September 19, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Boni-Soir (467 Chemin de Bondville, Lac-Brome)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • David found out that he had a winning Lotto 6/49 ticket when he heard the terminal go off at the retailer.
  • “Did I win $100,000?” the lucky winner anxiously asked the clerk after seeing the amount pop up on-screen. Turns out, he’d won $1,000,000! This avid lottery player hadn’t noticed the extra zero.
  • This is the second time that Lady Luck has smiled on the newly-minted millionaire. In 1993, he won $100,000 with Extra.
  • David couldn’t believe his eyes when he was handed his cheque at Loto-Québec’s offices.
  • With his windfall, the winner says he’s excited to buy himself a new home with extensive grounds.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, sending in your prize claim by mail is the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.


Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. Between January 1 and October 5, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 85 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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